Saturday, July 25, 2009
Riverside Banner ARTventure
This post is a bit out of order, but having come across this photo, I felt inspired to share. In May, 2009 The Riverside Art Museum held "The biggest outdoor art exhibit and fundraiser ever held in Riverside!". Local artists submitted entries for banners to be displayed on the city streets for nearly two months. Here I am with my entry "Cheeky Orange Picker" at the silent auction held on May 28th. The banner was inspired by an photo my sister in law took for me of my darling nephew Clayton a few years ago, and a visit to the Historic California Citrus State Historic Park. It was great to be a part of this extraordinary event benefiting the Art Alliance of the Riverside Art Museum!
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
The week after moving, I took part in the San Clemente Plein Air Competition, and created 5 new works, 2 of which were submitted into the for jurying. San Clemente is a beautiful little beach community (as pictured here at bottom left from "The corner of S. Ola Vista and Avenida Del Mar" 8"h by10"w). One of my submissions(at top right); "San Clemente Potted Plants" was awarded Honorable Mention!
The source for this small plein air piece (7"h by 5"w) is a short walk from our (new) front door, the "Agua Hedionda Lagoon", as viewed from Harrison Street above. Walking our dogs, Frankie and Matilda through the streets of our new town, I couldn't wait to unload them at home so I could capture it on canvas!